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3-Sep-2017 Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c?
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NEWSFLASH: Adam Ondra climbs World's first 9c? - Project Hard
An excerpt -
The three existing 9b+'s in the world, Change , La Dura dura and Vasil, vasil, were all put up by Adam, and only one, La Dura Dura, has been repeated by Chris Sharma.

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28-Aug-2017 Logan Barber -12th ascent of Cobra Crack 5.14
Logan Barber has successfully climbed Cobra crack 5. ... [ More ]
16-Sep-2015 LittleHammer - revolutionises Nut Tools.
Chockstone is proud to announce that one of our members, ... [ More ]
7-Dec-2013 The passing of John Ewbank.
The Australian climbing community has been shocked to learn of the pas ... [ More ]
19-Aug-2013 Australias 1st Grade 35
This is what Onsight said about the route;
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27/09/2017-7:00p:30pm - VCC Club Nights @ Gravity Worx (September)
Location: Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym
Leader: Mark Rippingale
Details: The VCC are holding regular Club Nights at Gravity Worx Indoor Climbing Gym. Initially these will be held fortnightly on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. For SEPT, the nights will be Wed 13th and 27th September. These Club Nights will be relaxed and informal. The idea is that you can come along without a climbing partner and join in with other VCC members. It gives you the opportunity to meet other VCC members and find regular climbing partners. Or you could climb without a partner using one of the 16 auto-belays available. Perfect for those wanting to do some endurance training. Continuous climbing on these tall walls will certainly do the trick. Mark Rippingale will be the official 'Trip Leader' on these Wednesday Nights. So find Mark when you arrive and have signed in. There is no need to contact Mark prior to these nights - just turn up ready to climb. For these VCC Nights, the cost of entry for VCC members is $15, plus gear if needed. This is a heavily discounted entry for VCC members. Beginners are most welcome. Photos: Trip Leader Mark Rippingale Michael O'Reilly using some fancy footwork on the Green 25. Gravity Worx Climbing Gym: Phone:03 9350 1789 [ More ]
to 08/10/2017
Moonarie - Flinders Ranges
Location: Moonarie, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Leader: Dave Scarlett
Details: Moonarie, situated in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park of South Australia, is one of Australia's premier climbing destinations, offering brilliant single and multi-pitch trad climbing in a spectacular and remote desert setting. Photo: Wilpena Pound The climbing is mostly in the intermediate to hard range, on excellent quality, Arapiles-like rock, with classics starting around grade 15. Aside from the fantastic climbing, the Wilpena Pound area, of which Moonarie makes up a small corner, also offers superb hiking and sightseeing for your rest days. Photo: Outside Chance (16) This trip is suitable for advanced and reasonably experienced intermediate climbers only. The trip will run for 10 days, including the Grand Final public holiday, and Moonarie's location makes it possible to break up the long drive with an optional stopover at Arapiles along the way.     Photo: Hanging out at the belay anchors. Photo: Hywel and Liz on Downwind of Angels (19)   For more information, or to register your interest, contact the trip leader David Scarlett.   All Photos: VCC Smugmug Gallery from previous Club Trips.   [ More ]
to 01/10/2017-9.00am
End of Month @ Arapiles (Sept) CANCELLED
Location: Pines - Arapiles
Leader: Hywel Rowlands
Details: The September EOM@Araps trip has been CANCELLED. You can blame one or all of the following: Hywel's slow house renovations in Britain, the AFL Grand Final or the VCC Club Trip to Moonarie. Either way we don't have an available trip leader for this trip to go ahead unfortunately. With winter in or memories, it's time to warm things up for summer.Join us for another end of month instalment at Arapiles. Hywel Rowlands will be back from climbing in Britain to run this trip and I'm sure he will be delighted to touch the rock at Arapiles after quite some time. Please feel free to email Hywel for the trip details. [ More ]
to 08/10/2017
Learn2Lead Course #6: October - ONE VACANCY
Location: Mt Arapiles
Leader: Michael O'Reilly
Details: There is ONE VACANCY for this L2L Course. Please contact Michael urgently if you are interested. The sixth Learn2Lead Course for 2017 is being organised to take place at Mt Arapiles from the 3rd - 8th October. The VCC offers this course exclusively to members. Take the next step. Learn to lead climb using natural protection, have fun and get home safely: Exclusive to VCC members 6 days qualified instruction All equipment, including trad gear, provided Only 4 participants are on the course.   What you will learn: Lead climbing using natural protection Setting up belay stations and descending from the cliff Multi-pitch considerations Protecting the second. Course pre-requisites: You should be able to safely belay and second a lead climber outdoors You must be a currentVCC member. Total cost: $695 per person, including GST. Note: Parks Victoria Camping Fees at Mt Arapiles ($5:20 per person per night), Food and Transport are not included in this price. The course is organised by the VCC, and is run over 6 consecutive days by a qualified private provider. Contact Michael OReilly, the VCC Trip Co-ordinator, as soon as possible to secure your place. There are only 4 places available on this course. Your place on the course will only be confirmed upon payment of a non-refundable and non-transferrable $195 deposit. The balance of the payment needs to be made at least4 weeks prior to the start of the course.     Photos: Michael's trad rack and a hex placement.           [ More ]
to 07/11/2017
Nati Frinj & Climbing at Mt Arapiles
Location: Mt Arapiles (Climbing) and Natimuk (Frinj Events)
Leader: Tara Laursen
Details: Let's go climbing as well as enjoy the spectacular Nati Frinj. If you can, make the most of the Melbourne Cup Day holiday and make this a really long weekend! This trip will involving climbing during the day and spending the evening at Nati Frinj events: Natimuk is a small town (pop 500) in a big space. Deep in the wheat belt of Western Victoria, Natimuk is home to an eclectic mix of farmers, retirees, rock climbers and artists. The Main Street is a place to walk the dog, collect tumbleweed and meet for a post office steps. However, every two years, the township becomes the Nati Frinj! From 'silo shows' to Fashion for Funerals and Fantasy Eulogies - Putting the FUN to Funerals, from snail racing competitions to Rising Lights projection works, The Nati Frinj is a chance to celebrate and express the creative energy of Natimuk and our invited artists. (from Please note that some events require ticket purchases and may sell out. The regular car pooling spreadsheet will include a column to put in which Frinj events you are planning to attend in order to facilitate going in smaller groups (as we may not all want to attend the exact same events). Please contact Tara Laursen, the Trip Leader, prior to the trip if you intend to join this trip. This trip will not be suitable for Beginners, unless they are part of a pre-arranged small group of climbers. [ More ]

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